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Song Parodies -> "A Boob At The Half"

Original Song Title:

"A Day In The Life"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"A Boob At The Half"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

Well, the Super Bowl Half-time fiasco...
I saw a boob today, oh boy
Ms. Janet Jackson's breast became exposed
And though my view was rather bad
Replayed the video, oh
Re-watched the half-time show

Her breast came out a bit too far
She swore that this had not been pre-arranged
Millions of viewers sat and stared
Though they'd seen breasts before
This at least was something that might keep them all from getting bored

The news was shrill today, oh boy
The FCC would now investigate
A lot of people were outraged
But now I must confess
I looked at her breast
It did not turn me on

Groped up, she lost a thread
At least that is what she said
Suddenly her breast had left it's cup
I looked right up, but guess I was too late

Grabbed remote and played it back
Saw her chest was slightly flat
I was now aware it was a joke
But it's still shown on every TV screen

(Tah-tah-tah-tahs, tah-tah-tahs, tah-tah-tahs, taah-tahs, tah-tah-tahs, tah-tah-tahs, tah-tah-tahs, tah-tah-tahs)

I heard more views today, oh joy
The pundits pondered who might be to blame
They said the act was in poor taste
I'd heard this crap before
Was it just coincidence that she was going out on tour?
They blathered on and on

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 22

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mac - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done. I guess we just can't get enough of Ms. Jackson.
Johnny D - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Brilliant and funny! 5's
Paul W - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Great parody to a great song, keep 'em cummin' 555
David Chrenko - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Glad to see you keep abreast of current events, Paul. LOL
Birgitta - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Funny,factual-everything all rolled up with extra "perks" such as the "tah-tah's" replacing the breathing. Very good! Loved it. :-D
Adam Zen B. - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Titilating parody.
Paul Robinson - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Many thanks to all! This was fun to write although I had a helluva time finding a place to hear to original song!
Mari D - February 21, 2004 - Report this comment
At least it wasn't Michael Jackson's breast that was exposed! Great juxtaposition!
Michael Pacholek - February 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Here's to you, Mr. Robinson.
Paul Robinson - February 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Mari D - Uhhh...could you explain the "juxta" position to me? I got my copy of the Kama Sutra out but I couldn't find it in there. Michael P - Well, I'd raise my cup too, but I don't have anything to fill it with. OH...CHUCKYG, I'm encountering an odd phenomenon here today: I see comments on the "Latest Comments" posting but when I click to the song those comments are not present at the bottom of the string. I then tried going to "other parodies by this author" and then re-located the Song title there and clicked into it from the point and now I see the updated votes and comments. I also don't see any new postings for today (Sat., Feb. 21) I guess I'll look around and see if that is accessible from somewhere, too. Thanks. pr
Stray Pooch - February 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Masterful, Paul. Very well done!
Paul Robinson - February 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Stray Pooch, Thanks!
S.T.G. - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Great parody Paul!!!!!
Paul Robinson - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
STG - Thanks!.
Johnny D - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
My earlier vote and comment (see above) still stand! Great job!
Paul Robinson - March 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, JD.
John Jenkins - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent parody, Paul. Several clever connections to the original, such as retaining "cup" with a different meaning.
Adagio - March 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Fabulous work, Paul! 5's
Mari D - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Already voted, Paul, and still think the whole thing works very well!
Paul Robinson - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
John Jenkins, Adagio, Mari D - Thanks very much, John glad you noticed the connects to the original song.
Diva - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Clever and very well done!
Paul Robinson - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Diva - thank you!
Claude Prez - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
For awhile that boob was more popular than Jesus Christ. Not any more though, JC got some serious box office clout. Yeah, anyway tastefully done, funny stuff.
Paul Robinson - March 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Claude, Well, at the risk of sounding sacreligous. I guess there are a lot more boobs out there than saviors. Thanks!
Spaff.com - March 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey, I wrote a Janet Jackson parody too. Also a Beatles parody. Check 'em out - here are the URL's:

Just joshin'. I really liked this. Ditto Birgitta's comment. Lots of good touches (heh heh). And the panting in the McCartney section of the original carries over quite nicely, doesn't it?
Paul Robinson - March 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Spaff - thanks! That was some entry you put up in the Tournament...
alvin rhodes - March 19, 2004 - Report this comment
getting around to looking at your stuff...you are one of my favorites to read....love the TAH TAH TAHs.....good one....5s
Paul Robinson - March 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Alvin - Many, many thanks for checking out so much of my stuff today. I feel likewise about your stuff as well. And we do seem to like a lot of the same music, which I don't really find in too many people. On this one did you post the vote? The Vote count in still at the same number it been on for the last week.
Mike Armstrong - March 20, 2004 - Report this comment
That was great. Super. It was funny, spot-on accurate and downright dirty. I especially like the chorus. Overall, 5 stars. (I'm talkin' bout angry write mail)
Paul Robinson - March 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Angry - Thanks....I think....hmmm, you know I don't ANYBODY in this country in ANYPLACE, in ANY MONTH knows ANYTHING about ANY History. Well...that's a slight exaggeration, but NOT MUCH...There's a couple people & maybe more on this site that know more than a little, but that's atypical because parody writer's probably READ a little more than most people and generally have some sense of structure, which I figure helps a bit in processing information in logical manner. Hmmm....did all that make any more sense than HIS comment? Well, back to the busy-ness at hand - Mike Armstrong!!! Thank you for vote & praise.
Paul Robinson - March 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Mike A - Had you already voted on this at an earlier date? I was just looking at the totals and this has gotten one vote today and it was "1-1-1", which is not that huge a deal, really, but I'm just curious. I'm a moderately grown up person so I can handle it, but since I'm willing to take the one's if they're cast I oughtta get the "fives" when they're clicked also. Just checking...Thanks...
Robert J. Pagliaro - March 20, 2004 - Report this comment
This was very good.
Mike Armstrong - March 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Well this got a one vote to day and it was 1-1-1.......shut up! Who the hell do u think gave u one's? You're not going to write better parodies then me. Starting now, there's no more Mr. Nice Guy from me. This is the dawning of a new era. Now grow up and write about something like a mature adult would write about....perv! :(
Dr. Seusse - March 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Ha ha ha. That was like wine it just gets better with time . Just make it moxie for mine 4 a gay guy like me it is fine I'll puke in the stalls It'll tickle your balls So just make it moxie 4 mine (Damn I hate that rhyme)
Paul Robinson - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Robert, Thanks! I almost missed your comment amongst some rather strange comments someone made.
Angry , Write Mail - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
You know, I'm getting a little tired of whoever this lamebrain is who's claiming to be me. Look jerk, get your own damn name - it isn't that difficult if you have at least half a brain, and a full pair. Those at Am I Right who know who I am behind the nom de plume, know I don't write or speak like the mental midget with the vacuum packed head.
Us in the know - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah we know
Paul Robinson - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
The REAL Angry WM & In the know - Thanks. I'm still a little unclear as to what was going on but I once I got out my fingers I could see nothing added up and someone was playing identity games. Anyway, I was not wounded, only disoriented...
Angry, Write Mail - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm angry.....Angry and sarcastic. Look at my wife her breasts are all plastic. I come on this website and play with your mind. You don't know who it was? It was me the whole time. I'm sick of Ms. Jackson. I'm sick of you Paul. And to "us in the know" you know nothing at all! You don't know who's behind the identity schemes. If you think you do then that's just in your dreams. On your best day you don't know me at all. I use this nickname cause I don't got no balls. I sick in the head. All messed up in bed. I'm deranged and psychotic-perversed and idiotic. See my name? You know what that spells? It spells angry write mail-u 2 stupid 2 tell? Now Paul you probably think this is all a big joke. Well shut up and drink your moxie before I shove it down your throat! Word that!
Angry , Write Mail - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
See? I wasn't lying afterall. It was us the whole time.
Angry, Write Mail - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I was tossing salads at the Olive Garden once and then a Michael Jackson look-alike walked in and started tossing my salad for me. Just a fun celebrity moment
Paul Robinson - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Angry, Write Mail - Sir (or Madam)...what can I say? I'm overwhelmed by your rapier-like wit, have not the guile to travel in your identity circles - in fact I possess almost none at all. Nor do I have the intellectual depth to fathom your psychological tactics. So I guess I'll stay here and write my parodies. Sorry, you're just going to have to play with yourself...today...I've got other plans.
Angry, Write Mail - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul and All, unfortunately I will have to stop using my pen name, as this loser persists in wishing he could be me. It's a drag, 'cause I can't use what I felt was a pretty cool play on words, when I came up with it. This dork (who may even be the notorious "1s guy" has ruined it for the rest of us. We'll never be sure now who is really commenting. He stole my name, he could do the same with yours. BTW, I am not the three comments posted above. To him I respectfully add, "Grow the F**K up!"
Angry, Write Mail - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
I came up with a new nickname. From now on you know who will now be known as "M.J. F'er" Okay? Good.
Am I Right - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
You're a genius - go get a copywrite on it. Guess what, I HAVE a copywrite on it. Anybody wanna tell me who to sue?
Angry N (c) - March 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Well I'm not taking any chances around here anymore. See that (c) thing by my name, that means it's copyrighted and you can't use it! And anybody who does use it can go to Neverland and live with the Jackson family. :)
Damn - March 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Damn...
Michael Pacholek - March 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Who's the boob who gave this all ones? Considering the title, he should've given it a half, though that would've just... sorry, have to say it... exposed him as a bigger fool than Justin.
Paul Robinson - March 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael P - Just some fruitcake who wanted to play name games or something. That's why I like to use my own. I don't have any problem with standing behind what I say. If it's something I don't want to stand behind, maybe I shouldn't say it, ya know?
Leo Jay - April 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent! Loved what you did with the challenging 'galloping' lines where the syllabic stresses really have to be right or they don't work, especially "was it just coincidence... tour?". Really great.
Paul Robinson - April 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Leo!
Kat - August 28, 2004 - Report this comment
You have really done your research! The pacing was right on! Kudos to you!
Paul Robinson - August 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Kat - Thank you! I almost missed your remarks because I haven't been around the site too much today. Glad you enjoyed it.
Kat - September 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Well, of course I enjoyed it! I didn't actually see said incident, but the show was raunchy already.
Paul Robinson - September 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Kat, honestly, I did not see the incident when it occurred, since I avoid Super Bowls AND their Half-Time shows like the plague. I only caught it much later on a news or some other TV program.
Agrimorfee - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
feb 04 sotm---Now I read Robert's "Ballad of janet Jackson" first and gave him 555 for being the first out of the block with a Nipplegate song. Now I re-read Paul' s take on it, and I am in a quandary...which do I put on the 3 pt tier and the 2 pt tier...hmmm....?
Kat - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
In my paper, there was a small picture in the today section, and then came the headline.
Johnny D - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM FEB) My earlier comment in which I said my earlier comment still stands still stands!
Rick D - September 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Mari commented a few times, so I guess I didn't have to. Well done.
Know 1 can hear you dream - September 11, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM FEB) Another Superboob.... bowl parody.
Paul Robinson - September 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks all for looking in!
Phil Nelson - September 17, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Yeah, this was a cool one. 555
Paul Robinson - September 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Mr. Nelson...
Phil Alexander - September 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Another parody that just popped out?
Spaff.com - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Always happy to replay and pause on this one. A bunch of the site's heavy hitters parodied this event in February, and your take remains one of the best. And how silly that CBS has now been fined a half-million dollars for showing only one of what everyone's got two of.
Paul Robinson - September 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Phil. Spaff - appreciate it.
Claude Prez - September 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Holy crap you got some weird comments on this. I'll just say well done again and be on my way.
Paul Robinson - September 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Claude - Yeah, I KNOW! And I had NO freaking idea what many of them were about, either. After awhile I had to do what you just decided to do...go on my way...Thanks!
Peregrin - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
A masterpiece Paul, and my winning vote for SOTM!
Meriadoc - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Excellent job!
2nz - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Mer & Pip thirded. Great work here, Paul. I think you earned a spot on me top three. Excellent job all through the original song, your sound-alikes were superb.
Jeff Reuben - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job!
Paul Robinson - September 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Per/Mer/2nz/Jeff R. - Many Thanks!
FEBRUARY 2004 SONG OF THE MONTH SILVER MEDAL - October 01, 2004 - Report this comment
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Forrest Emerine - December 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey, Armstrong, get off the site if you're going to be an idiot about other people's parodies! I'm sure Paul doesn't need butthead comments like that! No more nice guy from me! Who do you think you are, Mike? You need to leave positive comments or not leave comments at all, dumb butt! This was an absolutely wonderful parody, and you can't even CONSTRUCTIVELY criticize his parody. You just said a whole bunch of snobby, stuck-up crap no one wants to see under a parody. You need to lighten up, slob! Take my advice:Respect authors 1,000,000% (That's one million percent, in case you're too dumb and mentally challenged to figure it out)better than your stupid butt! No more Mr. Nice Guy, I'd like to scream at you like Malcolm Young (that would be lead singer for AC/DC, in case you're too dumb to know even that!). So buzz off and get the heck out of here, snobby, stuck-up, fat, slow, ugly, and stupid loser x300,000,000(that's times three hundred million to you, dummy retard). Paul, respectively, nice parody. Mike Armweak is just a jerk, not to mention dufus, snob, slob, retard, and did I say dufus? 5-5-5s
Paul Robinson - December 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks for leaping to my defense, Forrest, but there's a couple things to point out here - (1) I don't think was really WAS Mike Armstrong - you may want to retract a few things if that was the case... and (2) whoever it was, it was way back in March, so it really is kind of old history. NONETHELESS - I DO appreciate your support here, and of course, your votes ~ ~ ~ Hey, have you posted anything of late? I know you are busy now with school & such...I just started a new job a few weeks ago so I have not been around the site too much myself recently.
Kat - December 19, 2004 - Report this comment
In a magazine I like, the incident was rated as second worst scandal of the year, second only to Ashlee Simpson's lip-syncing stint.
Paul Robinson - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Kat, sorry I missed your comment back in December. Thanks!
Spaff.com - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
"Replayed the video," indeed. The scene was viewed an average of nearly TWICE by every single TiVo user - far and away the company's most played scene ever. Apparently the easily offended had to keep going back to remind themselves what they were so furious about.
Paul Robinson - February 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Spaff - Thanks for reminding me...oops! don't have TiVo - (additional disclaimer - I'm pretty sure I didn't see the "original" event...haven't watched the Super Bowl since the one in 2000 or 2001....but I did see the replay a "couple of times" or so...)
John Jenkins - February 10, 2005 - Report this comment
"Was it just a coincidence she was going on tour?" Well done, Paul.
Paul Robinson - February 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, JJ ...
2nz - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
tah-tahs, ha-ha. The second I still en-joy... Paul.
Paul Robinson - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, 2nz - story is old-news now, of course...but I'm still fond of it...it's one I happened to write in the period between when I was let go at CCH and when I finally ordered and received my computer. I didn't have one on hand to use all of February(used the Library or Kinko's to finalize and post), so I wrote this parody by hand (I don't have any idea how many times I did re-writes and edits in pen on paper...I know I wanted it to pace perfectly and spent a ton of time and brain cells to that end - kept me off the streets, though.
John S - August 03, 2007 - Report this comment
My gosh, that's good! 555

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